|Photo taken from the shelves of Abu Dhabi Mall’s book store :)|
Many would say that “Tuesdays with Morrie” (TWM) is a dying man’s last hurray about life, indeed it was but more than that, it’s an inspirational detailed lessons for the last time of a student (Mitch) as his professor recounts his life – his passion, marriage, family, life and facing death head on.
After being featured in the late night show, Nightline; Morrie Schwartz has gained popularity that many people who experienced ALS have shared their own story & that have gained inspiration as to how he handled it. Albom was saddened with this news and thus quickly reconnect with his old professor. There were 16 Tuesdays that they’re together and to name a few of their topics, Morrie was giving the last lectures of his life which includes aging, culture, society & more.
An excerpt is this:
We all know how to be a child. It’s inside all of us. For me it’s just remembering how to enjoy it.”“We all yearn in some way to return to those days when we were completely taken care of — unconditional love, unconditional caring. Most of us didn’t get enough.” Now if that isn’t getting the most of an unfortunate situation, I don’t know what is!
“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
“The truth is, once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.”
“The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn’t work, don’t buy it.”
ABOUT LOVE & BEING GONE
“Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
“Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”
“Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. And if you are ever going to have other people trust you, you must feel that you can trust them too-even when you are in the dark. Even when you’re falling.”
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
“The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.”
“If you don’t have the support and love and caring and concern that you get from a family, you don’t have much at all. Love is so supremely important.”
“The truth is, you don’t get satisfaction from those things. You know what really gives you satisfaction? …Offering others what you have to give.”